WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY AIR DUCTS CLEANED?
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system takes air in and breathes air out.
Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the ductwork.
While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your equipment. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD THE AIR DUCTS AND DRYER VENT BE CLEANED?
We recommend cleaning air ducts every 3-5 years and dryer vents annually.
WHAT METHOD DO YOU USE TO CLEAN AIR DUCTS AND DRYER VENTS?
We follow NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association) standards, which states that the most effective way to clean air ducts and ventilation systems is to employ Source Removal method of cleaning. This requires placing the system under negative pressure, through the use of a specialized, powerful vacuum. While the vacuum draws air through the system, devices are inserted into the ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to interior surfaces. The debris then travels down the ducts to the vacuum, which removes it from the system and the home. To clean the dryer vent we use a drill powered 4-inch brush, which can be extended up to 60 feet, and a vacuum to remove all the lint.
DO YOU USE CHEMICALS DURING THE CLEANING PROCESS?
Chemicals are not used, unless requested by the customer.
HOW LONG DOES THE CLEANING PROCESS TAKE?
An average size single system house takes 2,5-3 hours to complete.
CAN WE STAY IN THE HOUSE DURING THE SERVICE?
You can be in the house during the service, however you should stay away from all the equipment used during the cleaning.
WILL THERE BE A LOT OF DUST IN THE HOUSE AFTER THE SERVICE?
No. Absolutely no dust will be left in the house after our technicians leave. Because of the powerful negative pressure all the dust is being collected on a HEPA filter rather than being blown back to the house.
DO YOU HAVE WEEKEND OR EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE?
Yes, we provide evening and weekend appointments without additional charge.
WHAT IS YOUR SERVICE AREA?
We have multiple locations in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Illinos, Indiana, Wisconsin and Colorado. Please call at 1-800-699-0955 to confirm if we service your area.
HOW CAN WE GET A QUOTE?
You can get a quote over the phone by answering 3-4 simple questions. The quoted price will be exactly what you will pay: no upselling, no tricks.
ARE YOU PART OF THE LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT STORES?
Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning has no affiliation to Lowe’s Home Improvement stores.